Anonymous UserSr Lead Data & Information Architect at a pharma/biotech company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are the clustering, LS50, being able to change the size, the pay per use feature, the flexibility with many different sources and analytic applications."
"They separate compute and storage. You can scale storage independently of the computer, or you can scale computing independently of storage. If you need to buy more computer parts you can add new virtual warehouses in Snowflake. Similarly, if you need more storage, you take more storage. It's most scalable in the database essentially; typically you don't have this scalability independence on-premises."
"The initial setup is straightforward. You just need to follow the documentation."
"The thing I find most valuable is that scalability, space storage, and computing power is separate. When you scale up, it is live from one second to the next — constantly available as you scale — so there is no downtime or interruption of services."
"It has great flexibility whenever we are loading data and performs ELT (extract, load, transform) techniques instead of ETL."
"I like the idea that you can assign roles and responsibilities, limiting access to data."
"The most valuable feature is the snapshot database. In one second, you can just take a snapshot of the database for test purposes."
"The snapshot feature is good, the rollback feature is good and the interface is user-friendly."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of running queries."
"Support needs improvement, as it can take several days before you get some initial support."
"The solution should offer an on-premises version also. We have some requirements where we would prefer to use it as a template."
"The solution could improve the user interface and add functionality to the system."
"Maybe there could be some more connectors to other systems, but this is what they are constantly developing anyway."
"They do have a native connector to connect with integration tools for loading data, but it would be much better to have the functionality built-in."
"If you go with one cloud provider, you can't switch."
"Availability is a problem."
"The user interface continues to be an issue, especially when we need to get data out of Snowflake. It's very easy to get data in, but it's not too easy to get it out or extract it."
"Stability-wise, we have had some issues with automation and the ability to handle large datasets."
"Pricing can be confusing for customers."
"The whole licensing system is based on credit points. You can also make a license agreement with the company so that you buy credit points and then you use them. What you do not use in one year can be carried over to the next year."
"You pay based on the data that you are storing in the data warehouse and there are no maintenance costs."
"It is not cheap."
"The pricing for Snowflake is competitive."
"On average, with the number of queries that we run, we pay approximately $200 USD per month."
"Pricing is approximately $US 50 per DB. Terabyte is around $US 50 per month."
"The price of Snowflake is very reasonable."
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Snowflake is ranked 1st in Cloud Data Warehouse with 40 reviews while Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse is ranked 10th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 1 review. Snowflake is rated 8.4, while Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse is rated 6.0. The top reviewer of Snowflake writes "Fast, convenient and requires almost no administration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse writes "Easy to run queries, but very large datasets cause problems and technical support needs improvement". Snowflake is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Firebolt, Vertica and SAP BW4HANA, whereas Teradata Cloud Data Warehouse is most compared with Amazon Redshift, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Teradata IntelliFlex, Firebolt and VMware Tanzu Greenplum.
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